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sgtobias

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1982 clutching question
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:32:52 PM »

I have a 1982 440 LTD. Everything is great except when I back off on the throttle and go at a steady speed, it feels like the secondary clutch shifts into overdrive and it pulls the RPM's down to about 5000, then when I try to accelerate, it takes a couple of seconds for the RPM's to come back up to regain performance.
I tightened the secondary spring from 150 degrees to 180 degrees and it helped a little. I have gone threw both clutches and cleaned them. I am starting to think the problem is with the main clutch. Any suggestions?

gixxer6

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Re: 1982 clutching question
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 08:07:47 AM »
Do you have the correct helix in the secondary?  Correct spring?  Have you checked the clutch alignment?  Try a new belt? 

kawhead

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Re: 1982 clutching question
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 08:52:41 AM »
new belt...common problem blamed on carbs

sgtobias

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Re: 1982 clutching question
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 09:19:31 AM »

I got a new Dayco belt (HP3012). The one I had was a Part Unlimited (cheapie)
I ordered a new spring for the secondary.
Hopefully they will do the trick.
Thanks for your help

Greg

sgtobias

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Re: 1982 clutching question
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 10:13:53 AM »

Put the new belt and driven clutch spring on and the problem went away. I don't know if the belt or the spring fixed the problem, but I love success  ;)